Articles tagged The star

Page 22 of April 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, April 1989

Under scrutiny; Silverstone Circuits Ltd.

"The spectator comes first" Not so long ago, Silverstone Circuits had an unenviable reputation as the complacency capital of British motorsport. Our sister publication Motoring News received so many bad vibrations at the 1987 Shell Oils British Grand Prix that it initiated a reader survey, the results of which appeared shortly after. The findings contained some unfavourable comments which led to...

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Around the houses

News from the main auction houses around the world – Bonhams – At the Goodwood Revival auction on September 15 many cars came in bang on pre-sale estimates, but some exceeded expectations. One such, an ex-Giuseppe Campari Maserati Tipo 26 Sport (above), sold for a whopping £1.68 million. Other notable big hitters were the ex-George Eyston Maserati Tipo 26 Sport two-seater that went for £533,500...

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Cowboy, sailor, racer, inventor… and ‘chippie’

Yes, Lance Macklin lived a varied life – and mischief was never far away. But that didn’t stop Moss and Salvadori respecting his ability, as ex-GP driver Howden Ganley explains ”All my life I’ve wanted to run a chippie”. So said Lance Macklin to his young second wife Gill, and thus began a new chapter in the life of a man who had been one of Britain’s leading racing drivers in the 1950s. Lancelot...

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Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters VSCC at Prescott, August 11th: The Vintage SCC was lucky with the weather for its once-a-year hill-climb at the Bugatti OC course at Prescott, the meeting being run off without incident before a slightly smaller "gate" than last year. Once again Alan Cottam's A-type fue-injection, de Dion-axled Connaught made FTD, although it did not better its own VSCC...

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Indianapolis 500

A rookie at the Brickyard After twenty-five years in motor racing, I suddenly found myself a "rookie" — American for a first-timer. I had, in fact, been to the famous track they call the Brickyard once before, but not in the hallowed month of May. Everything felt so different that I really did feel like a newcomer. The Indianapolis 500 is, after all, the world's richest motor race, with a total...

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A visit to Vauxhall Motors When correspondence appeared last year in Motor Sport criticising the Vauxhall Victor and Vauxhall's after-sales service the men in command at Luton were not so much angry as sad. Sad because they realise that no car is perfect and for this reason operate what they consider to be one of the most efficient dealer-liaison and after-sales-service systems in operation...

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New Cars for 1991

The economy may be heading for a depression, there may be a positive downturn in trade and there may even be the threat of petrol rationing should the Gulf erupt in flames, but that did not stop the world's manufacturers from putting on a tremendous show in Birmingham in September. While many of the models displayed are already on the road, it was a chance to examine models that had not until...

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A section devoted to old-car matters The VSCC Welsh Week-end (October 2nd/3rd) The traditional excursion over the Welsh border for those of the Vintage SCC who own vintage cars duly took place last month, in glorious unanticipated sunshine, apart from one short but very heavy rain shower as the competitors were lining up to attempt the last hill before the now non-notorious Smatcher. While the...

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MOTOR SPORT THE CAR AND THE CINEMA By A FILM FAN. FROM the very earliest days of the Cinema the automobile—especially the racing car—has had an obvious appeal for the producer. In his search for " thrill-making " material speed was an easy first choice, and the hero was forced to make hair-raising pursuits of the villain sometimes on horseback, at other times in an aeroplane, occasionally on an...

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Vintage Postbag

Sir, Being an interested reader of your journal, especially the vintage section, I find these articles most absorbing. I am 62 and have held a licence since 1912, so some of these articles have memories for me. In this month's issue reference is made to the Star as from 1922. I have an illustration and specification showing a 1920 Star 15.9-h.p. 5-seater, chassis price £600, complete open tourer...



August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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